The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Hewlett-Packard Company.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 42 44 52
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +8
Contract jobs citing HP 23 29 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.94% 3.22% 1.87%
As % of the Vendors category 6.80% 7.00% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 5
Average daily rate
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£110 £390 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-71.79% +90.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £239 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £575 £286
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £13.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +152.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.29 £15.00 £14.88
% change year-on-year
+15.23% +0.84%
HP
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Vendors Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
338 414 484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 43.22% 45.95% 53.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 188 250
Average daily rate £400 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £229 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 37 28
Average hourly rate £16.92 £31.56 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.37% +106.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.50 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £42.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

HP Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

HP
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP across the Cheshire region.

HP Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

HP Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP across the Cheshire region.

HP Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

HP
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +1 10 £100 - 1
Chester +9 8 £388 +40.90%
Knutsford +10 1 - - 2
Runcorn - 1 £430 - 1
Northwich - - - - 1
HP
North West

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing HP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP.

1 26 (54.17%) ITIL
2 20 (41.67%) SC Cleared
2 20 (41.67%) Security Cleared
3 19 (39.58%) Windows
3 19 (39.58%) Microsoft
3 19 (39.58%) Service Management
4 18 (37.50%) SLA
5 15 (31.25%) MS Excel
5 15 (31.25%) Linux
6 14 (29.17%) MS Office
7 13 (27.08%) MCP
7 13 (27.08%) IBM Notes
7 13 (27.08%) OpenView
7 13 (27.08%) Lotus
7 13 (27.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 11 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (20.83%) AIX
10 9 (18.75%) SQL
11 8 (16.67%) Apache
11 8 (16.67%) Sun
12 7 (14.58%) IBM
12 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (14.58%) SAN
12 7 (14.58%) Clustering
12 7 (14.58%) Problem Management
13 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
13 6 (12.50%) RDBMS
13 6 (12.50%) Dell
13 6 (12.50%) Perl
13 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing HP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (27.08%) IBM Notes
2 8 (16.67%) Apache
3 5 (10.42%) Tomcat
4 3 (6.25%) MS Exchange
4 3 (6.25%) WebLogic
4 3 (6.25%) Lync
5 2 (4.17%) IIS
5 2 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (4.17%) WebLogic Integration
5 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 14 (29.17%) MS Office
3 4 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) SAP CRM
1 2 (4.17%) SAP PM
2 1 (2.08%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) PaaS
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.58%) SAN
2 4 (8.33%) Firewall
2 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.25%) DNS
3 3 (6.25%) DHCP
3 3 (6.25%) FTP
4 2 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.08%) LDAP
5 1 (2.08%) HTTP
5 1 (2.08%) Wireless
5 1 (2.08%) VLAN
5 1 (2.08%) Network Security
5 1 (2.08%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) RDBMS
1 6 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) DB2
2 2 (4.17%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (35.42%) Analyst
2 9 (18.75%) Service Analyst
2 9 (18.75%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Architect
4 3 (6.25%) Project Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (4.17%) Server Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Test Leader
5 2 (4.17%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (4.17%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.17%) Administrator
5 2 (4.17%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (2.08%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) HTML
1 5 (10.42%) CSS
1 5 (10.42%) YUI
2 1 (2.08%) XML
2 1 (2.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (14.58%) Clustering
3 4 (8.33%) CMDB
4 3 (6.25%) Replication
5 2 (4.17%) N-Tier
5 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.08%) AS400
6 1 (2.08%) Firmware
6 1 (2.08%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.08%) iPhone
6 1 (2.08%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 19 (39.58%) Windows
2 15 (31.25%) Linux
3 10 (20.83%) AIX
4 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (10.42%) UNIX
6 5 (10.42%) HPUX
7 2 (4.17%) Solaris
7 2 (4.17%) SUSE
7 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.08%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (54.17%) ITIL
2 19 (39.58%) Service Management
3 7 (14.58%) Problem Management
4 5 (10.42%) Configuration Management
4 5 (10.42%) Web Development
5 4 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 4 (8.33%) Coaching
5 4 (8.33%) MVC
6 2 (4.17%) Project Management
6 2 (4.17%) CRM
6 2 (4.17%) SOA
6 2 (4.17%) Release Management
6 2 (4.17%) Performance Testing
6 2 (4.17%) Security Testing
6 2 (4.17%) Requirements Engineering
6 2 (4.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (4.17%) Statistical Analysis
6 2 (4.17%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.08%) High Availability
7 1 (2.08%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) SQL
2 6 (12.50%) Perl
3 5 (10.42%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.17%) VB
5 2 (4.17%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (41.67%) SC Cleared
1 20 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 13 (27.08%) MCP
3 2 (4.17%) ISEB
3 2 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.17%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (4.17%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (37.50%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 4 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.25%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.08%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 13 (27.08%) OpenView
1 13 (27.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (8.33%) SCCM
2 4 (8.33%) SCVMM
3 3 (6.25%) Tivoli
4 2 (4.17%) NetBackup
4 2 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (2.08%) CA Wily
5 1 (2.08%) WSUS
5 1 (2.08%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (2.08%) SCOM
5 1 (2.08%) Foglight
Vendors
1 19 (39.58%) Microsoft
2 13 (27.08%) Lotus
3 8 (16.67%) Sun
4 7 (14.58%) IBM
5 6 (12.50%) Dell
6 5 (10.42%) BMC
7 4 (8.33%) Remedy
7 4 (8.33%) SAP
8 3 (6.25%) Oracle
8 3 (6.25%) Cisco
8 3 (6.25%) TIBCO
8 3 (6.25%) VMware
9 2 (4.17%) Brocade
9 2 (4.17%) 3PAR
9 2 (4.17%) NetApp
10 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.08%) McAfee
10 1 (2.08%) JBoss
10 1 (2.08%) EMC
10 1 (2.08%) Citrix